Air Date: June 30, 2011
Host: Vic Eliason
Vic opened this edition of Crosstalk by quoting the following from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force website:
“In order to foster a dialogue with Latino/a families and churches on sexual orientation, gender identity and the Bible, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and UNID@S, today unveiled a new bilingual guide, A La Familia: A Conversation About Our Families, the Bible, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity . This was released at a press conference during the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) 82nd national convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.”
The site also notes the following:
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often face unique challenges in Latino/a families and churches. To help in the process of acceptance and inclusion, A La Familia is born out of a profound desire to faithfully integrate an excluded group of people back into the life of their churches and families. This guide is written for two primary audiences: heterosexual people honestly struggling with LGBT issues and the Bible, and those whose sexual orientation and gender identity have marginalized them within their family or church or even both.”
Vic reads much more from this 124 page “how-to” guide for Hispanics that shows how clever the rhetoric is from the pro-LGBT community in attempting to justify their lifestyle under the cloak of “religion”.